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26 April - EBC planners have given the go ahead for the Sovereign Harbour community centre to be built on the edge of the Innovation Park (Site 6). This is not the ideal location (certainly not the one "wanted" by residents) - a more central location would have been much preferred.

However, the centre cannot be built until an access road and pedestrian footpath have been constructed – neither of which have planning applications submitted. It’s expected an application for the road will be submitted by early June, with a completion date (of the roadworks), sometime in October. Read more... External link logo


Dredging start was delayed and commenced 26 May.

Notice To Mariners


24 April - Our on-line survey about SHRA's relevance and possible future direction closed on the 14 April. We received over 200 responses. Our thanks to everyone who took part; it's been a useful and enlightening exercise! We have now published the responses we received.

Introduction & Conclusions
Annex A Reasons for responses (10 pages)
Annex B Improvements wanted (11 pages)


22 April - Published by the Eastbourne Access Group, The 2017 Eastbourne Guide for Disabled People is now available from the Tourist Information Centre in Cornfield Road and seafront office, No. 1 Grove Road and the Town Hall. Click here for the PDF version... External link logo


21 April - SHRA committee member Ray Blakebrough has suddenly resigned due to increased pressure from other commitments. Luckily, following the recent pleas in Waterlines, half a dozen members have expressed a willingness to be nominated at the AGM in May to serve as future committee members.


14 April - Eastbourne Borough Council are looking at their Anti-Social Behaviour Policy that outlines how they prevent, respond to and manage reports of anti-social behaviour from residents and tenants. EBC would like your views on the draft policy (better than just moaning about it). The draft and a summary are available to download from their website and there is an on-line survey to help you structure your feedback. Closes 31 May. More info... External link logo

11 April - Update from PCDL.  Always a favourite time of the year; all machines have now finished working and hopefully will not be required to return until the autumn.  Having said that, this is the first year in several five that works have been completed before the last week in April – or indeed May – so there is the possibility that we could still get a late spring storm at some time.   Hopefully not, and we will all enjoy a pleasant summer. Best wishes. Ian Thomas, Project Manager, Pevensey Coastal Defence Ltd... External link logo


04 April - Yet another virus-infected email scam is circulating, warn the police. This one purports to come from a "Law Abiding Citizen" who claim they are trying to protect your data. Of course, the opposite is the case.  More details... External link logo


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